Summary: Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a podcast about the economics of international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers trade developments with insights and economic analysis from two of the world's top trade geeks.
Keynes and Bown explain Trump’s rollout of tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports and new evidence of global economic turmoil.
Keynes and Bown explain the controversy surrounding President Trump’s decision to designate China a currency manipulator.
Adam Posen explains why the US Federal Reserve is suddenly cutting interest rates and what that has to do with President Trump’s trade war.
Former USTR Michael Froman joins to discuss how the Obama administration tackled China and the World Trade Organization.
Dukgeun Ahn joins to explain how Japan’s threat to limit exports to South Korea involves issues much deeper than smartphone trade.
Ben Hyman joins to discuss whether an American program actually helps workers hurt by trade.
Former Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Pangestu discusses trade deals – from ASEAN to RCEP to the GSP – the trade war, and more.
Gordon Hanson joins to explain the roots of the migration emergency at both the US and Mexican southern borders.
Keynes and Bown discuss Trump’s national emergency declaration and potential tariffs on $350 billion of imports from Mexico.
Keynes and Bown explain Trump’s latest trade action on cars and implications of his partial removal of steel and aluminum tariffs.
Lucie Gadenne (University of Warwick, IFS) joins Keynes and Bown to explain when and why some countries use import tariffs as an important source of total tax revenue collections. They discuss her research on the...
Keynes and Bown update the sudden change in US-China trade negotiations and implications of President Trump’s tariff escalation.
Duncan Robinson joins to update Brexit, cleavages in British political parties, and 2019 elections to the European Parliament.
Gene Grossman joins to discuss how political economists explain trade protectionism.
Keynes and Bown discuss the US government report and economic impact assessment of the potential NAFTA replacement.